Librarian/ Archivist

About the Opportunity

The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a great regional museum, a treasure and force unto itself on Cape Ann, at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the northeast.  The Museum’s nationally significant collections include fine and decorative arts, artifacts from the major industries of the area - the fisheries and granite quarrying as well as an extensive Library and Archives. In just a few short months, CAM will unveil a Winslow Homer exhibition entitled Homer at the Beach, which is unprecedented in scale including loans from over 40 institutions and individuals from across the United States.  Recent changes in leadership build on the Museum’s strong history and reposition CAM as an extraordinary Cape Ann landmark. 

In April 2019, CAM welcomed a new Museum Director, Oliver Barker, and Charles Esdaile assumed the role of Chair Board.  Together, this leadership along with CAM’s Board of Directors are galvanizing the Museum in exciting ways in preparation for its upcoming 150th Anniversary and the City of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary in 2023.  In this context the Museum is currently building a Collections Center campus to address the need for expanded collections storage and the desire for additional exhibition and community programming space. This campus is a critical component of the Museum’s 2018–2023 Strategic Plan and will provide many ways to engage, excite and connect with Museum audiences.

The Museum’s Library/ Archives are integral to CAM’s operations and provide a major public resource for the study of the history of Cape Ann, past and present.  Access to these collections and related scholarship is of paramount importance and the Museum now seeks an individual to join its dynamic team with the ability to work collaboratively across departments, with a strong cohort of volunteers and with the visiting public.  

Job Summary

Reporting to the Museum Director, the Librarian/Archivist will oversee the day-to -day operations of the Library/Archives, including collection care, organization and development, reference, access, outreach, arrangement and description.  The Librarian/Archivist will work in partnership with the Museum Director, Curatorial and Education departments and other CAM Staff, serving as a liaison to the community, and will also staff the Museum’s Collections Committee.     

Key Responsibilities

Status:             Full Time
Posted:             June 17, 2019

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to:  You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

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